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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STAY ONE JUMP AHEAD OF TROUBLE, 1945

Roy Nelin: 1942

Roy Nelin: 1942

December 1942. Melrose Park, Illinois. Roy Nelin, a box packer in the Proviso Yard roundhouse of the Chicago & North Western R.R. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

 

Leaf Smoke: 1940

Leaf Smoke: 1940

November 1940. Burning autumn leaves along Broadway in Norwich, Connecticut. View full size. 35mm Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

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November 1937. "Street scene, Washington, D.C. Proprietor of a tombstone shop." View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the FSA.

 

Redlands Oranges: 1943

Redlands Oranges: 1943

March 1943. Drying oranges at a co-op packing plant in Redlands, California. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, taken during his trip from Chicago to California on a Santa Fe freight train.

 

Back to School: 1936

Back to School: 1936

Untitled, fall 1936. Schoolchildren probably in Manchester, New Hampshire. (Neighboring frames show views of Amoskeag, "the French section" of that city.) View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Carl Mydans for the FSA.

 

Bank Shot: 1940

Bank Shot: 1940

May 1940. A friendly game in a Scranton, Iowa, poolroom. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by John Vachon for the Farm Security Administration.

 

Passing the Time: 1935

Passing the Time: 1935

October 1935. Another scene from the post office and store at Nethers, Virginia. View full size. 35mm nitrate negative by Arthur Rothstein for the FSA.

 
 
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